Tallaght Priory, Tallaght, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on:
Height: 16 m Girth: 4.16 m
A tree with folklore or mythology
'St. Maelruin's Tree'; a 300 year old walnut with a 42mx42m crown spread; it is believed that this is not the original walnut in this position but part of a succession of sacred trees on this site. It was struck by lightning in 1795 and collapsed into several parts but they rooted and continue to grow today. No GPS co-ordinates.